Trigger point injections are used to treat painful or tender areas of the muscle. These injections have been found to be effective in relieving pain and may be used in combination with home exercise, heat, cold, and an individualized treatment plan.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
PRP is a safe and very effective method used to heal damaged bone and soft tissue, and to alleviate chronic pain, using your own blood! Platelet-Rich Plasma involves taking blood and spinning it in a centrifuge to concentrate and separate the platelets and plasma. This concentrated sample is injected into the painful area, where it stimulates healing of damaged tissue. Cost depends on the complexity of the joint and treatment.
Prolotherapy is an established treatment technique used to tighten and strengthen weak and damaged ligaments and tendons, which are believed to cause pain and instability. It is also used to decrease pain and improve function in some forms of arthritis.
Ozone Injections are typically paired with Prolotherapy. This technique helps promote circulation and healing in the joint after the Prolotherapy solution is injected. Ozone injections can be used in various joints from hands and wrists to shoulders and knees.